‘Enhanced regulatory framework, tech integration, and collaboration vital to ensure safety’

C K Govil, President, The Air Cargo Agents Association of India (ACAAI) says, “Overall, while there are significant advancements in the handling and transportation of dangerous goods in India, ongoing efforts are needed to address the challenges related to infrastructure, compliance, and training. Enhanced regulatory frameworks, technological integration, and industry collaboration will be key drivers in ensuring the safe and efficient transport of hazardous materials in the Indian market. Handling and transporting dangerous goods in India require concrete efforts from the govt as well as the private players. I feel the adoption of technology in monitoring and managing the transportation of dangerous goods is increasing. GPS tracking, real-time monitoring, and digital documentation are becoming more common, enhancing safety and compliance. There is a continuous need for comprehensive training programs for all stakeholders involved in the logistics chain. Proper handling, emergency response, and safety protocols must be well understood and practiced. Many companies in India are adopting best practices and investing in training and infrastructure to ensure the safe handling and transportation of dangerous goods. Industry associations play a crucial role in disseminating information and best practices. Continuous updates to regulations and stricter enforcement are expected to improve safety standards. There is a growing focus on minimizing the environmental impact of transporting dangerous goods. Sustainable practices and the development of green logistics solutions will likely become more prominent.”